Top education union leader cheers Denver teacher strike

Teachers chant in support during a strike rally on the west steps of the State Capitol Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. (P Photo/David Zalubowski)

The head of the National Education Association, the country's largest teachers union, is telling striking Denver teachers they will prevail in their fight for better pay.

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Lily Eskelsen Garcia told several thousand rallying teachers and supporters at the state Capitol that theirs is the latest in a struggle that's included teacher actions in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona and, most recently, Los Angeles.

Denver teachers went on strike Monday to demand a better base pay system with less emphasis on frequently confusing bonuses.

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The superintendent of Denver schools says talks over a pay dispute that led to a teacher strike will resume Tuesday.
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